After visitng both coasts, BookExpo America is back in Chicago for the first time since 2001. Some say familiarity breeds contempt, but most attendees PW spoke with were glad to be headed back to the Windy City. Get ready for this year's special events with this guide to BEA 2004.

Celebrating in Chicago
Author-studded BEA returns to the Midwest to host Book Sense's fifth
birthday. read on»

Convention Schedule and Information
An hour-by-hour breakdown of BEAs events. read on»

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Exploring Chicago
Let’s face it, when you get back from BookExpo America, your friends aren’t going to ask about the trade show floor, they’re going to want to know what you did in Chicago. Here are some of Chicago’s highlights that are easy for tourists to take in. read on»

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Dining in the Windy City 2004
The City of Big Shoulders is big on eating. You can start a lengthy conversation with any Chicagoan on food, the weather, the Cubs and the Bears, likely in that order. read on»

WEB EXCLUSIVE: The Lowdown on Chicago Nightlife
When the lights on the trade show dim, it’s time to discover the hidden and not-so-hidden pleasures of Chicago’s nightlife. read on»

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Maps of Chicago

Working the Floor
Audio - A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L
M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X, Y & Z

Galleys to Grab
Our annual preview of the hottest giveaways at BEA. read on»

Children's Galleys Up for Grabs
Publishers prime booksellers for the fall season. read on»

More Than a Book Fair
On BEA weekend, Printers Row Book Fair celebrates its 20th anniversary. read on»

BEA, Audiobook Month Events Set
The Audio Publishers Association has finalized details for its extensive programming during the Book Expo America convention and planned for its annual June Is Audiobook Month industry awareness campaign. read on»

Rep of the Year: Jason Gobble
The Penguin rep from Nashville flies high. read on»

Bookseller of the Year
A. David Schwartz, Harry W. Schwartz Bookshops, Milwaukee, Wis. read on»